Recently, I have been meeting with medical teams to talk about oral dysbiosis and its management using a topical, high-strength, sustained-release antiseptic.
The conversation begins with this chart which shows the emerging, often bidirectional relationships between poor oral health and poor overall health.
The medical teams agree with the chart. They consider oral dysbiosis to be a serious medical issue.
Many want to know what might be done about poor oral health while the patient visits with the medical team.
There are an estimated 3 to 4 million Canadians with multiple chronic conditions visiting the doctor but not the dentist.
This is a big opportunity for integrating medical and oral healthcare.